When Another Person Makes You Suffer

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: well-dressed man in had with eyes closed
When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over.  He does not need punishment; he needs help.  That’s the message he is sending.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

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